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India B leapfrogs India A

All the three Indian Teams ending on the winning side with Team A defeating Moldova with 3.5-0.5, Team B trouncing Estonia with a 4-0 score Team C edging out Mexico with a 2.5-1.5 score. Team A rested their top player Vidit Gujrathi for this encounter and Harikrishna who rested yesterday, started with a win. Sasikiran […]

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Magnus Carlsen wins on his debut

Five-times World Champion and Indian chess legend Viswanathan Anand addresses hundreds of Indian kids in the side-event – IM Michael Rahal, FIDE Press Officer, Chennai The second round of the Olympiad featured the debut of World Champion Magnus Carlsen, playing on board one for Norway. One minute before the start of the round, all players were […]

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Team USA still perfect after two rounds

The top-seeded USA won against a fighting Paraguay team 2.5-1.5, the slimmest of margins, thanks to a quick and very convincing win by Leinier Dominguez with the white pieces over Jose Fernando Cubas. It was not as easy going for Fabiano Caruana, who could not find a way past Axel Bachman on the top board, and Wesley So, playing on Board two […]